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Places to visit Poland for the New Year?

18 Dec 2006 /  #1
Hey everyone, my plans to visit the Mazurian lakes with the girlfriend have fallen through.
We're starting from Lublin and were thinking of a nice place where we can get away to for Sylwester and a few days. I've been entrusted with the decision, lol!

Have been to Krakow before so would be easy to get around as i know the area. Anyone got any other ideas?

Whats Zamosc like? Or any other places within a couple of hours radius from lublin?

Plus anyone got any good ideas where to look for hotels and not get hugely overrated tourist prices? Should probably start searching in polish!

rafik 18 | 589  
18 Dec 2006 /  #2
Whats Zamosc like?

hi rusty.
zamosc is beautifull,you would like it-especially the old town.
my english friend liked the place but got bored after a few days so i would recommend this town for a short term stay only.there are a few pubs and restaurants around the old town.prices are good,everythings is much cheaper than in big cities (a pint of zywiec in a pub cost around 0.8-0.9£,pizza 3-4 pounds).

the hotels are expensive but still cheaper than in the uk and their quality is good.
if you want some cheap accomodation i can recommend you one restaurant/motel.its name is "ORZEL" and is on the way to KRASNOBROD (lipska street). one night may cost you up to 10£pp and the rooms are quite comfy.the restaurant is about 10-15min walk from the town centre.
18 Jan 2007 /  #3
wat r good places 2 vizit in poland
25 Feb 2007 /  #4
Merged: Suggestions for places to visit whilst in Poland Summer

Hey gang

Maybe some of you could offer me suggestions of places to visit whilst me and my 9 yr old are in Poland for three weeks we are going to the following areas (should this help you)

Gdansk .... Torun .... Poznan .... Warszawa ... Wrcolaw ... Krakow and Zakopane :)

cheers all :)
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,161  
25 Feb 2007 /  #5
When you are in Tri-city, you may go Hel (one l) by a ferry or a fast boat, near Kaków check Wieliczka If you haven't seen that yet. And If I were you, I would reduce the number of places to visit.
25 Feb 2007 /  #6
Cheers Grzegorz_

I am visiting friends in Torun and Poznan hence why going there the rest are places to visit .. i have been both to Krakow and Zakopane before in 2003 :)
szkotja2007 27 | 1,498  
25 Feb 2007 /  #7
I have a 4 year old so when I visited Poland I always thought what it would be like if my child was there. I got the impression that Gdansk/Sopot were very child friendly. In Gdansk there were lots of street entertainers and old things with stories attached that would play with a 9 year olds' imagination.

In Sopot there is a water park ( though I dont know what it is like inside ), a well patrolled beach and lots of seaside junk to buy. A lot of Polish families holiday in Sopot so there are a lot more family orientated things to do.

There's also a pirate ship which departs for mini cruises round the bay, didn't go on it but it looked like fun.
Krakow appeared more touristy and more of a focus on grown ups. Your 9 year old would enjoy a visit to the Wawel and all the stories of dragons etc. I dont know if I would recommend a visit to the Salt mines though. You would need to keep a close eye on your child as it is dark and, well, err ... a mine.

These are just my impressions as a tourist and I would be interested to hear from local Polish.
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
25 Feb 2007 /  #8
n Sopot there is a water park ( though I dont know what it is like inside ),

i went to the aqua park spa a week ago - of a high standard and with a friendly relaxed atmosphere...
25 Feb 2007 /  #9
These are just my impressions as a tourist and I would be interested to hear from local Polish

Cheers for that szkotja2007 ... my daughter has a terrific imagination and she is very intelligent she asked why she could not go to Auschwitz (she knows about what happened there just not the true extend of the horror) i told her she wasnt old enough.

Thanks on the tips for the tri-city areas :)

I have been recommended planetrium in Torun and in Warszawa the palace of culture and science seems interesting (my daughter is big on these areas in her interests esp science)

I found Wawel and the jewish quarter of Krakow very interesting :)
szkotja2007 27 | 1,498  
25 Feb 2007 /  #10
Did you take your daughter when you visited in 2003 ? Any thoughts from a parents perspective? I am just thinking about things like health and safety in the parks, attitudes in restaurants etc etc

Any different than U.K ?
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,161  
25 Feb 2007 /  #11
I dont know if I would recommend a visit to the Salt mines though.

I was there the first time when I was 7. :)

There's a zoo in Wroclaw, there's one in each of these places except Zakopane and maybe Torun, but the one in Wroclaw is the larget.
krysia 23 | 3,058  
25 Feb 2007 /  #12
I lived in Kraków and Warszawa. Very nice zoo in both cities. You can visit the Kopiec Kościuszki in Kraków, a big mound from where you can see the city, in sukiennice can buy souvenirs, lots of pigeons, listen to the Hejnał, Wawel of course always interesting. In Warsaw the old castle, Castle in Wilanów, £azienki Park, pałac Kultury, lots of museums and even when driving from town to town you see interesting castles and churches along the way.
Alicja - | 44  
26 Feb 2007 /  #13
Telefonitika, you should see Wieliczka Salt Mine. You are allowed in only with the guide so there is no problem with your 9 year. I took my daughter there when she was five and she really was happy about this. There is a really nice park near Blonie in Krakow with boats on a pond. Usually we have here some outdoor cultural events. For sure you will find something for yourselves.
26 Feb 2007 /  #14
Did you take your daughter when you visited in 2003

No as i went with Doncaster College 6th form as i was studying my A levels at the time as a mature part time student :)

you should see Wieliczka Salt Mine

I have been here and found it fascinating and i am sure that my daughter would too i was astounded by the pictures in the actual salt in the walls to be honest the detail and marksmanship that went into those is truly awesome and a must see to anyone :)
ArturSzastak 3 | 593  
26 Feb 2007 /  #15
When I was younger, I can't remember much, my parents took me to Poland. Sadly I can only remember petting and feeding geese. Can't remember cities or any other wonderful places i see pictures of. Plan on making a visit though. Hopefully this summer.
23 Mar 2007 /  #16
Greetings to all. I from Russia. I shall be in Poland from 25.03.07 till . I want will meet there the girlfriend or the friend. Help!! my icq is 414896610
davidpeake 14 | 451  
29 Mar 2007 /  #17
hi Tele,

good link for Wroclaw is should help you out with everything to do in town. Its a great city, even better since i arrived Lmao :)
Dagga_01 1 | 18  
30 Mar 2007 /  #18
There is a very picturesque village near Tarnow, called Zalipie. If you want a little bit of a.. "travel back in time" you should definitely stop by there. Beskid Sadecki, gorgeous places to see, Piwniczna, Sucha Polana itd.

Krakow is a must.. Warsaw as well, Gdansk, Panorama Raclawicka in Wroclaw, and Niedzica. I believe that you can actually rent a room for the night in the Niedzica castle.. But I could be wrong..
ArturSzastak 3 | 593  
30 Mar 2007 /  #19
I would definitely visit the castles and museums. You can check out some of the old Husaria Armor, paintings, statues.

Oh man I hope I go to Poland next summer :)
David_18 68 | 982  
15 Dec 2007 /  #20
Merged: Best New Year party place in Poland?

Can anyone tell me a good city where i can Stay over the new year. I want it to be a place were i can Party and have a good time ( with a lot of alcohol ) and with an recommendation for a good hotel.
15 Dec 2007 /  #21
What City?
David_18 68 | 982  
15 Dec 2007 /  #22
Donnu you tell me :P
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
15 Dec 2007 /  #23
if you meet cool people you will ave fun wherever youre at
15 Dec 2007 /  #24
Whats Sopot like this time of year?
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
15 Dec 2007 /  #25
quiet - a lot quieter than the summer but still stuff going on - will be busy for NY
David_18 68 | 982  
16 Dec 2007 /  #26
hmmmm Krakow/Wroclaw or Warsaw???
Or else ile travell to Berlin
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384  
16 Dec 2007 /  #27
hmmmm Krakow/Wroclaw or Warsaw???

You'll need a ticket [in advance] for some clubs, if not all, in the Rynek area of Wroclaw.

Even pubs get booked up.
Eurola 4 | 1,909  
16 Dec 2007 /  #28
Even pubs get booked up.

People in Poland really know how to celebrate New Years Eve (Sylwestra). It's pretty boring here comparing to that...
16 Dec 2007 /  #29
fun in Krakow

  • New Year in Krakow
Zgubiony 15 | 1,554  
17 Dec 2007 /  #30
I want it to be a place were i can Party and have a good time ( with a lot of alcohol )

Any city will have lots of this :)

Maybe try to stick to the larger cities. I'll be in Poznan for NYE WOOT!!!

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